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Please find below the most recent in-depth analysis pieces from CriticalThreats.org.

Update and Assessment: July 29, 2015
By The Editors , July 29, 2015

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on Iran and the al Qaeda network.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: July 27
By Alexis Knutsen, July 27, 2015

Anti-al Houthi forces, backed by the Saudi Arabian-led coalition under "Operation Golden Arrow," have expanded areas of control north of Aden city. The rumored withdrawal of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh from the al Houthis would compound the effect of the current offensive against the al Houthis, who rely in part on forces loyal to Saleh.

Exploring ISIS in Yemen
By Katherine Zimmerman, July 24, 2015

The Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) is attempting to expand its footprint in Yemen. A Timestream case study reveals insights into ISIS's reach inside of Yemen.

Update and Assessment: July 22, 2015
By The Editors , July 22, 2015

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on Iran and the al Qaeda network.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: July 20
By Alexis Knutsen, July 20, 2015

Anti-al Houthi fighters now have the momentum and are continuing to take territory from the al Houthis. Yemeni President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi is attempting to establish a government based in Aden, which is now held by anti-al Houthi forces, but support for his government is minimal among southern fighters.

Update and Assessment: July 15, 2015
By The Editors , July 15, 2015

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on Iran and the al Qaeda network.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: July 15
By Katherine Zimmerman, July 15, 2015

The victory announcement against the al Houthis in Aden may be premature, though there are signs that the al Houthis have lost the momentum for the time being.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: July 13
By Katherine Zimmerman, July 13, 2015

The collapse of the UN-negotiated ceasefire within hours of its start will prevent necessary humanitarian assistance from entering the country, but has also permitted local anti-al Houthi groups to regain control of territory.

Update and Assessment: July 8, 2015
By The Editors , July 8, 2015

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on Iran and the al Qaeda network.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: July 7
By Katherine Zimmerman, July 7, 2015

Yemeni stakeholders have expressed that they are open to a humanitarian ceasefire, but an agreement has not yet been reached. Neither side of the conflict has made concessions in negotiations, despite increasing pressure from international actors and a growing humanitarian crisis inside of the country.